30A South Walton Lauren Lege 100 Fast Food Made Fresh    Thats Whats CUPBy Lauren Lege

Redfish Village and Peddler’s Pavilion in Seacrest is home to 30A’s one-and-only “fast food” joint, CUP. But don’t get the wrong idea: “Fast food” is in quotations for a reason. Yes, it’s fast and it’s food, but it’s also healthy and well-prepared in 20-oz. cups with a CUPlement sauce, ready to go, just waiting to be plucked out of the display cooler.

“There was a niche to be filled for busy people on the go who wanted to eat better; wanted their families to eat better,” said Paulette DeGraw, CUP’s owner.

CUP creates low calorie, high protein recipes. Most recipes, including desserts, are gluten free. “We have taken traditional recipes and created quick, healthy, and delicious meals,” said DeGraw. “Our meals last up to 7 days, so people can come in only once a week, but enjoy the convenient and tasty meals all week long. Some customers have been known to buy 16, 17 or 18 CUPs at one time.”

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CUP’s “Bottoms Up” recipe was inspired by the American classic cheeseburger and fries, made with rotini pasta, a beurre blanc and queso sauce, lean seasoned steak, gherkin pickles, grape tomatoes, potato chip sticks, and a CUPlement savory steak sauce. This is a big hit among kids, and a convenient choice for the busy parent.

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30A South Walton 1662554 652546531459905 86317747 n Meyer Boarding Co. to Host Land & Sea Paddle Battle at Topsail Hill State Park on April 26Meyer Boarding Co. is hosting the first Land Paddle/SUP Paddle Biathlon at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park featuring rolling hills, picturesque scenery and some really nice pavement on Saturday, April 26th from 10 AM - 4 PM. This first-of-its-kind event will feature live music, food, demos, art and of course, tons of racing action.

The races will include a 6K Land & Sea Paddle Biathlon, a 5K Team Relay Race and an Individual Sprint Race. Paddle Battle early entry fee is $15. Click here to register.

The event is being sponsored by Meyer Boarding Company, 30A.com, G.U.S.U. Paddleboarding, Coastal Bank and Trust, Destin Honey Baked Ham, KENEDIK Design Studio, CUP, Happy Hippee Coastal Wear, Hungry Boards and more.

For more info, visit Meyer Boarding Co. or call 850-830-1893.

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30A South Walton 30A Mason Jars 740x480 NEW: Plastic 30A Mason Jars

Every true Southerner knows that it’s not a real party, unless you find yourself sipping from a mason jar. The problem is, glass just isn’t cool at the beach (or on a boat or out by the pool).

Problem solved. Our new 25-ounce Plastic 30A Mason Jars not only let you take the fun anywhere, they even come with color-coded jar lids and straws, so you can keep your drinks straight as the party progresses / devolves.

There won’t be another breakthrough in Southern Drinking Technology like this for at least another 25 years.

30A South Walton 1969348 660496220653935 304556384 n 1 Seaside to Host First Writers ConferenceFor two weeks in May, starting on May 12th, Seaside will become home base for two professional writers who will be participating in a series of events for the first Seaside Writers Conference.

Conceived by Seacoast Collegiate High School principal, Jonathan D’Avignon, the goals of this conference is to reach out to local students at both the middle and high school level and the general public by offering instruction with a heavy emphasis on the process of writing during a concentrated time period.

“Writing has seen a decline in importance through the myriad of state testing,” said D’Avignon. “I wanted to bring a new sense of urgency back to writing.”

With that mission in mind, D’Avignon reached out to former Florida State University college friends and accomplished writers Dr. Matt Bondruant and Dr. Seth Brady Tucker to see if they would be interested in assisting him with this idea. They jumped at the opportunity.

“I have wanted to spearhead a retreat like this for many years,” said Dr. Tucker. “And I believe that the fact that this experience is going to be developed and deployed by writers is going to give the conference a distinct literary flavor.”

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30A South Walton size Bud & Alleys to Host ‘Down South’ Dinner Featuring New Orleans Chef Donald Link

Chef Donald Link

Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant — located on Scenic Highway 30A in Seaside — will host a special pre fixe wine dinner on Thursday, May 8th at 7:00 PM. featuring a menu especially prepared by celebrity chef and author Donald Link of New Orleans.

The four-course culinary adventure will begin with Blue Crab Beignets with White Remoulade, Pork Rillion with Onion Jam and Cheddar Bacon Gougeres. The first course includes Beach House Ceviche and Grilled Royal Reds. The second course features Braised Lamb with Lemon & Olives, and Fresh Mint Couscous. Lemon Blackberry Tart and McGaw’s Chocolate Cookies will offer up a sweet ending. Select wines will be thoughtfully paired with each course.

Tickets for this special event are $125 per person, including tax and gratuity. All guests will also receive a complimentary copy of Chef Link’s cookbook, Down South: Bourbon, Pork, Gulf Shrimp & Second Helpings of Everything. Click here to purchase tickets via email, or call 850-231-5900.

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30A South Walton Angela Yoga 960 Book Your Private or Group 30A Yoga Session Now

30A South Walton angela yoga profile Book Your Private or Group 30A Yoga Session Now

Angela Ragsdale

From the very first moment that she stepped onto the mat, Angela Ragsdale knew that yoga was her life’s calling.

Her fun and friendly style of instruction is welcoming for both beginners and seasoned yoga experts.

Angela offers private personal and group lessons on the beach and in private residences, tailored specifically for you and your needs.

Join Angela for a Sweaty Vinysa Flow Yoga Class every Wednesday morning from 8:00 – 9:00 AM. The class is suitable for all levels. The classes are $15 per person and are held at Justin Lyon’s Art Gallery in Grayton Beach.

Angela earned her 200RYT Yoga Alliance and has been teaching in the area since 2009. She is currently pursuing her 500RYT advanced certification. Forever the student, Angela continues to deepen her understanding and love for this ancient art by studying and learning from her world-renowned teacher, Tiffany Cruikshank, and attends various retreats and workshops with other teachers such as Kathryn Budig, Doug Kellar, Amy Ippoliti, Bryan Kest, and Seane Corn among many others.

Speckled with artsy villages, rare coastal dune lakes, upscale resorts, funky beach bars, world-class restaurants and 25,000 acres of protected habitats, Scenic Highway 30A is also home to the most beautiful beaches in the world. Whether it’s a single class for beginners or a private week-long yoga beach retreat, 30A is an idyllic backdrop to experience, explore and enjoy yoga.

Email Angela now to book your private yoga session:


“The bright blue circles appear on cars hundreds of miles from their source. They read ‘30A,’ the zero in yellow, drawn like the sun. A mystery to many, the stickers trigger fond memories for those familiar with one of America’s most rewarding coastal drives: Highway 30A in the Florida Panhandle. For them, ‘30A’ means good times on the Gulf Coast.” –U.S. Airways Magazine

HUGE CONGRATS to all of the wonderful locals and businesses featured in the April issue of U.S. Airways Magazine. Their 3.2 million readers are checking you out this month! Click here to read the full article.

30A South Walton US Airways Magazine April 2014 30A Locals Featured in New Issue of U.S. Airways Magazine

Portion of concert proceeds to benefit Special Operation Warrior Foundation

30A South Walton Gregg Allman 300x281 Legendary Gregg Allman Coming to Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach, May 28Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman will bring his distinctive Southern Rock sound to the Green at Gulf Place on Scenic Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach for a special Memorial Week concert on Wednesday, May 28th. In honor of Memorial Day, Gulf Place will recognize the nation’s military heroes, and donate a portion of the proceeds to the Special Operation Warrior Foundation, serving the families of fallen and wounded special operations forces.

“With the timing coinciding with Memorial Day, we thought it was appropriate to honor those who serve our country,” said Gulf Place Owner John Gaston. “We are offering special rates for active and retired military, and are proud to donate a portion of the concert proceeds to the Special Operation Warrior Foundation.”

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